THERE is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to making food choices. However it is important that people with diabetes, and those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, are supported to choose the right foods for them to improve their health and quality of life.

That’s why Diabetes UK has issued new nutrition guidelines for healthcare professionals.

Eating certain foods such as vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, fish, nuts and pulses can help manage blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

These foods are usually associated with the Mediterranean-style diet For the first time, the guidelines also show how people with Type 2 diabetes might be able to achieve remission.

Being active daily and achieving at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week can also help people living with diabetes lead healthy lives, and prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes for those at risk.

The new nutrition guidelines are available at

DAI WILLIAMS National Director – Diabetes UK Cymru